Pat Richley-Erickson aka Dear Myrtle
DearMYRTLE is the nom de plume of Pat Richley-Erickson, author of the award-winning DearMYRTLE Genealogy Blog, consistently among the top 5 family history blogs internationally, where her focus is on beginning genealogy topics.
A speaker at regional and national conferences including several livestreamed videocasts at RootsTech2011, 2012 and 2013, Ol’ Myrt and her team presented two G+ Hangout on Air workshops at RootsTech 2014 where she will again serve as an Official RootsTech Blogger.
DearMYRTLE is a co-founder of the Genea-Quilters group on Facebook, and founder of www.GeneaWebinars.com, a centralized calendar and blog for all known genealogy webinar hosts and virtual presenters. Have fun watching Myrt LIVE on “Mondays with Myrt” on DearMYRTLE’s YouTube Channel and Google+ Community.
Online since 1985 in membership development with Q-Link’s Your Family Tree and later on the leadership team of AOL’s Golden Gate Genealogy Forum, Pat is a retired post-secondary computer instructor. She and her husband live in Salt Lake City, Utah, just a stone’s throw from the Family History Library.
Dear Myrtle on Twitter – @DearMyrtle
One Action Genealogists Can Take Right Now
“Take up hang gliding. In other words, do something completely different, not involving genealogy and use the other side of your brain.“
Facebook: Technology for Genealogy group
Anything Elizabeth Shown Mills: www.EvidenceExplained.com
Mastering Genealogical Proof by Dr. Thomas W. Jones
Cozi – a calendar sharing app
“Be yourself. Don’t try to be anyone else. Figure out what is comfortable for you. That is your niche.“
Dear Myrtle is all about exploring technology and trying new things that will help us learn to do better genealogy and to find tools to help us do it easier. With that in mind let’s make it our goal to try something different this week.
For those of you who have never tried Google+ before your task is to head over to Google+ and to set up an account. If you already have a gmail account then this will happen with the click of a button. If you don’t have a gmail account then you will need to get one to have a Google+ account (you don’t actually have to use it for email).
Once you are on Google+ then put Dear Myrtle and myself in a “circle” (ie follow us). Search for your genealogy colleagues and friends and add them to a circle as well. Next, head over to the Dear Myrtle Community and see what that is all about. Top it off by participating in a Hangout on Air such as Monday’s with Myrt. Google+ is a tremendous resource for genealogy professionals. You’re missing out if you’re not taking advantage of it. At least take the time to see what it’s all about.
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